Annette K. Ziegler Picture: Justice Annette K. ZieglerWisconsin State Supreme Court

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2007 Election Notes and Background

Justice Ziegler was appointed to the Washington County Circuit Court by Governor Tommy Thompson in 1997 where she served until first elected to the State Supreme Court in 2007.

After surviving a three way primary, she faced Madison attorney Linda Clifford in the general election.

Concerned Business and Industry ($36,100) made independent expenditures favoring Justice Ziegler. Fair Wisconsin ($4,547), Greater Wisconsin Committee ($20,008), Human Rights League ($287), MTI Voters ($3,076), Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI ($35,285) and TAA-PAC ($445) made independent expenditures supporting Clifford.

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (estimated $2.2 million) and the Club for Growth Wisconsin (estimated $400,000) spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Ziegler, while the Greater Wisconsin Committee (estimated $400,000) spent undisclosed amounts in support of her opponent.

2007 Campaign Finance Summary
Ziegler
Raised: $1,452,258 - Spent: $1,450,230
Vote: 58.6% - Cost/Vote: $2.96
Independent Backing: $36,100
Issue Ads (Estimated): $2.6 million
Clifford
Raised: $1,210,645 - Spent: $1,206,038
Vote: 41.2% - Cost/Vote: $3.52
Independent Backing: $63,648
Issue Ads (Estimated): $400,000

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 4/1/06** $0
Self $840,000
Under $100 $49,573
$100 or more $505,132
PACs & Parties $54,425
Other Income $0
WECF*** $0
**Registered campaign in April 2006.
***voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
4/1/06-6/30/07**
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $89,705.00
Real Estate $74,985.00
Banking & Finance $70,270.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $60,805.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $39,651.00
Business $32,975.00
Construction $30,800.00
Health Professionals $27,307.00
Transportation $19,930.00
Unknown $17,900.00
Natural Resources $16,075.00
Insurance $14,560.00
Political/Ideological $11,100.00
Health Services/Institutions $10,750.00
Civil servant/public employee $8,649.00
Agriculture $6,080.00
Telecommunications & Computers $5,400.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $5,025.30
Education $4,950.00
Road Construction $3,500.00
Energy $3,390.00
Labor Unions $3,200.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $2,050.00

*Excludes any returned contributions.
**First registered as an active Supreme Court candidate in April 2006.


Top Contributors
2006-2007
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Ziegler, Annette & JJ West Bend, WI Judge/Ziegler Bence Development $849,750.00
Ziegler Family Slinger, WI BC Ziegler Co/Ziegler-Limbach Inc/
West Bend Mutual Insurance
$52,250.00
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $20,000.00
Kingsland, Joyce & Rex Alto, MI Retired $20,000.00
Wilson, John & Barbara Ojai, CA Retired $20,000.00
Prescott Family West Bend, WI Prescott's Supermarkets Inc $11,600.00
Rolfs, Robert & Marilyn West Bend, WI Amity Leather $10,100.00
Wayne, Jane Excelsior, MN Unemployed $10,000.00
Darrow Family Hartland, WI Russ Darrow Group $7,700.00
Mulherin, John Hartford, WI Ziegler Asset Management $6,000.00

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